The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of the National Statistical Office to assist them in the compilation of international comparable e-waste statistics. The workshop was organized in conjunction with the Jordan National Statistical Office (Department of Environmental Statistics). Representatives from various authorities were present: statisticians from the National Statistical Offices, customs, a representative from the Ministry of the Environment, and a representative from the grater Municipality of Amman.
The guidelines on e-waste statistics from UNU and UNU’s developed E-waste tools were used as a starting point to improve the statistics of e-waste in Jordan. The workshop focused on statistics of: • New EEE and used EEE put on the market • E-waste generated • Environmental sound management of e-waste (formal collection) • Other e-waste recycling • Imports and exports of e-waste